Originally posted by bigfatfurrytexan
reply to post by IAMIAM
I don't know where you live, my friend, but you are a man that I could call friend.
If you are interested in such deeds, please allow me to pitch a project called Holden Uganda. No one makes money off of this except people that the equipment is bought from. A brief rundown:
Holden Uganda was founded in December 2010 to spread the love of Christ with people around the globe. Our mission is to provide clean drinking water, through Artesian wells, to African communities.
Our initial project was to build nine wells in Uganda, representing the nine months of life Holden lived on earth. The Lord has blessed abundantly, and we have reached that goal as of 1/8/2011. We will continue to build wells for as long as they are funded. In the words of a dear friend, “When you are in God’s will there are NO LIMITS - don’t let it stop with 9!”
These wells provide HOPE. 2000 Ugandan people are given hope through clean drinking water with each well. Also, each well is dedicated to a baby or child who went to heaven before his/her parents, providing hope to the families.
The project "owner" had a son named Holden that was perfectly healthy, but was stillborn due to the umbilical cord. I cried when i heard her present this program, and i am crying now (i have two sons, and it hurts VERY bad to even think about it, honestly). Her strength and determination to make his short life meaningful inspires me beyond belief. And the love shown by so many people for complete strangers in Uganda lifts up my spirits.
Bear in mind, I am not Christian. But in the brotherhood of man we don't trifle over small things like including "spreading Christ" in your mission statement. Instead, we focus on the good that is being achieved.
Mods, please don't delete this post. Yes, it is off topic. But it can save lives (and already has saved lives) with clean drinking water in a place where people are accustomed to drinking out of mud puddles.
Originally posted by Faith2011
In 1925, a structural engineer, Dave Davidson, who had studied the Great Pyramid for twenty four years confirmed that there was a six thousand year system of prophetic dated contained within the passages that go from 3999 BC to today. The ancient Egyptians used primitive inches, which were similar to the inches that are used today and when they are used to measure the dimensions of the passages in the Great Pyramid, they seem to coincide with the chronological dates of history. Other things such as the types of stone used, their color, layering, and the direction in which the passages turn, were also found to be symbolically significant. The ratio of one pyramid inch to one year is the basis of the time scale used.
Jesus, who was resurrected and left an empty tomb behind and who was called the Word, was also called the Lion of Judah. The word lion refers to the Age of Leo. The passages that make up this man in the pyramid seems to have the three features the pyramid has as well.
John 1:1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2He was with God in the beginning.
3Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4In him was life, and that life was the light of men. 5The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.
John 5:24“I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life. 25I tell you the truth, a time is coming and has now come when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God and those who hear will live.
The Word liberates people from death and brings them light.
Putting it simply, it's not going to pay off to be materialistic, hiarchical and ignorant. Anyone who is operating on a materialistic level is going to have a very bad time soon. The only way out of the pit is to escape and go onto a higher level and what is what is represented in this chamber by the small recess set into the wall against the roof. This is the most Westerly part of the whole passage system, and that represents a heightened state of mind. The state of mind you are in is going to become your reality very soon. The well shaft that connects the Subterrainian passage with the Grand Gallery also represents escape onto a higher plain. The pit in the Subterrainian chamber represents the material world falling to pieces and anyone who is dependant on it will fall to pieces along with it. Another way of seeing it is that the prison is falling apart and you can escape, but now you have to wake up, grow up and look after yourself. Stockholm syndrome can apply on a large scale too, where most people are dependant on their prison and love being slaves. This is the time to end foolishness and make your way out.
Originally posted by debris765nju
reply to post by IAMIAM
Revelations 11:19 And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.
I know this isn't as interesting as Indiana Jones, and the Ark is not as accessible as it would be in Ethiopia but you have to give a certain amount of credence to the Book that documents the creation and purpose of the Ark when it tells where and when the Ark will be revealed and by whom.
Any other Questions?
I asked his name. "I'm the guardian of the ark," he said, with the priest translating. "I have no other name." I told him I had come from the other side of the world to speak with him about the ark. "I can't tell you anything about it," he said. "No king or patriarch or bishop or ruler can ever see it, only me. This has been our tradition since Menelik brought the ark here more than 3,000 years ago." We peered at each other for a few moments. I asked a few more questions, but to each he remained as silent as an apparition. Then he was gone. "You're lucky, because he refuses most requests to see him," the priest said. But I felt only a little lucky. There was so much more I wanted to know: Does the ark look the way it is described in the Bible? Has the guardian ever seen a sign of its power? Is he content to devote his life to the ark, never able to leave the compound?
Originally posted by gandalphthegrey
reply to post by IAMIAM
Have you ever built your own Ark , based on these specs ? What results did you achieve ?
Originally posted by schuyler
Actually, I did. The dimensions are as accurate as I could make them based on available specifications. I was surprised at how big it actually is. Plated with gold I couldn't see how four men could lift it. I built it intending it to be a double cat house, i.e.: Feline hoiuse. The results were that the cats ignored it. It's now out near the storage shed wasting away.
I also managed to pick up a scale model of the Ark made out of Olive wood in Bethleham just recently. The city is in Palestinian controlled territories.
The idea of the Ark being in Ethiopia is not an isolated one. Graham Hancock wrote a book about it and stated his reasons very explicitly. The idea itself is not baseless. Simply proclaiming that the Ark is NOT in Ethiopia IA baseless. That statement and the OP's opening statement both suffer from a complete lack of verification. The idea that the Great Pyramid was used as a power source is not original. Books have been written about that possibility. The rest is utter and complete speculation.
Originally posted by IAMIAM
People have already written books about the Pyramids being a power source? It's already well supported that the Ark is in Ethiopia?
Sheesh, all the good ideas have already been taken I guess...
Thanks, I suppose I will stop contemplating it and move on to something not taken.
Originally posted by anumohi
reply to post by schuyler
well its true i am speculating, but not utterly, because everything points directly to my hypothesis, whether or not you choose to believe it?
The ark is not in Ethiopia , that's "utter" nonsense, its currently in the hands of the illuminati since it left Egypt..its in the united states